Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has turned over jewelry worth $8.1 million to the U.S. Department of Justice that she received from an ex-boyfriend, Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, in 2014.
Kerr’s representative, Mark Fabiani, confirmed that she transferred the jewelry from her safety-deposit box in Los Angeles to government agents on Friday. One of the pieces was an 8.8-carat pink diamond pendant, listed in a civil lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice on June 15 in Los Angeles.
According to multiple media accounts, Kerr dated Low, a financier involved in a high-profile corruption case, between her 2013 divorce from Orlando Bloom and her current marriage to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.
Miranda Kerr is one of the most stunningly beautiful women on the planet, but does her outside really match her inside? There are enough sketchy stories about the supermodel to lead many to believe that beneath the bright, shiny, glowing facade, there’s a shady side lurking.
Kerr has an estimated net worth of $45 million, a result of years spent as a supermodel coupled with endorsements, including Swarovski crystals, Samantha Thavasa handbags, and her own beauty and skincare line. Not bad, right?
But not enough for the Aussie stunner. Despite being filthy rich in her own right, Kerr accepted more than $8.1 million worth of jewelry from Malaysian billionaire Jho Low, who she reportedly dated for a year between her marriages to Orlando Bloom and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, respectively. In June 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that Kerr had to hand over her baubles to U.S. government agents.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr was given millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds by her billionaire ex-boyfriend — who is accused of masterminding the theft of $4.5 billion from a Malaysian development fund.
Malaysian financier Jho Low began showering Kerr with the gems on Valentine’s Day 2014 — shortly after her divorce from actor Orlando Bloom — the US government charges in a civil lawsuit it filed Thursday as part of an effort to seize assets it claims were bought with money stolen in the development fund scam.
For his first gift, Low told Manhattan-based jeweler to the stars Lorraine Schwartz that he had $1 million to $2 million to spend — and that size mattered, according to the suit.
He met the jeweler in his Time Warner Center condo — which the feds say he also bought with stolen cash — and settled on a diamond big enough to be any girl’s best friend, an 11.72-carat, heart-shaped rock that cost $1.29 million, the suit says.
As a finishing touch, he had it inscribed with Kerr’s initials.
“Low [gave] the 11.72-carat heart-shaped diamond to Kerr, who resides in Los Angeles, as a Valentine’s Day present,” the court filings state.
That was just the beginning. In November 2014, Low allegedly plunked down $3.8 million as partial payment for an 8.88-carat diamond pendant from Schwartz valued at around $4.5 million that he gave to Kerr as a gift. He bought it after seeing a photo of it.
“Heart looks beautiful,” he wrote to his jeweler. “Let’s take it and be ready asap!”
The diamond was sent to Low in November at the London office of a lingerie company that he had also allegedly bought with stolen money. It came with a chain and necklace that cost $800,000. He then spent an additional $1.98 million on 11-carat diamond earrings and a matching necklace, ring and bracelet. Low gave Kerr those diamonds aboard his new yacht, the Equanimity, which the government also wants back.
By October, Low added $1 million, 11-carat diamond earrings to his offerings to Kerr. He then wired another $4.05 million to Schwartz to pay for it all. If the suit to claw back Low’s ill-gotten bling is successful, the feds can sue Kerr to get the diamonds back, unless she agrees to hand them over on her own.
A source said she plans to return the baubles.
The gifts to Kerr, who dated Low for a year, are just part of more than $1.6 billion worth of assets — including property, art, jewels, the yacht and even a jet — that the US Justice Department is now trying to recover.
Kerr — who married billionaire Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel this year — has been cooperating fully with the investigation and still has the diamonds, said a source close to her. The feds have not asked for the diamonds back yet, the source said.
Miranda Kerr holidayed on Malaysian billionaire’s yacht after split from Orlando Bloom
While Miranda Kerr’s silence on her “romance” with Malaysian billionaire Jho Low, which last week resulted in her handing over $11 million worth of sparkly jewels from her Los Angeles safe deposit box to US government agents, has been deafening, PS has managed to unearth a few more details about the model and the moneybags’ seemingly unlikely connection.
Among the jewels Kerr handed over, according to The Wall Street Journal, was a 11.72 carat heart-shaped diamond pendant, a Valentine’s Day gift in 2014 from former “boyfriend” and Malaysian financier Low.
Describing Kerr’s relationship with Low, who is better known as Jho Low, as a “romance”, the report said it had culminated in her handing over the jewels from her Los Angeles safe deposit box to US government agents.
Fresh from splitting with her husband Orlando Bloom, Kerr was spotted in Corfu at the time and even made the local press, but it was her host who is raising eyebrows three years later as the central figure in a corruption scandal that has engulfed Malaysia’s powerful elite.
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Miranda Kerr managed to hide dating a Malaysian businessman
The model dated him for a year without the media finding out. Miranda Kerr dated a Malaysian businessman for nearly a year, and we’re only finding out about it now. This month, the Aussie model, who’s now married to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, had to hand over $10.7 million worth of jewellery he’d gifted her to US government agents as part of a massive and long-running corruption case. While Miranda cooperated without any issue, because of it, now the world knows about her former “boyfriend” Jho Low.
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If Justin Bieber ‘Boasted’ Truthfully About Miranda Kerr To Bloom & Others — Then She Lied
She may have cheated on Orlando Bloom with Justin Bieber…and possibly with Leonardo DiCaprio
Justin Bieber “would brag” about allegedly having slept with the supermodel Miranda Kerr when she was still married to Orlando Bloom and allegedly “boasted” to the Brit that the model had vowed to “make a man out of” him, according to two new reports. If the claims are based on facts, it explodes the staunch denial Kerr previously issued — into pieces.
Justin Bieber allegedly told Orlando Bloom his separated from supermodel ex-wife Miranda Kerr had vowed to “make a man out of” him. It’s also alleged that the singer previously told others that he slept with the Australian beauty while she was still married to the Brit, two new reports claim.
The claims are the latest explosive development in the Justin Bieber v Orlando Bloom drama, which comes after Bloom tried to punch the singer – it was deflected by a Bieber bodyguard – at Ibiza’s Cipriani restaurant early Wednesday (July 30).
A source recently told E! News that, “They were all out partying until early morning and the group went back to the hotel,” after the 2012 fashion show, adding: “Bieber and Kerr were acting flirty throughout the course of the evening.”
Fast forward to 2014, E! recently ran a report that Kerr is “very embarrassed” about Bieber and Bloom’s Ibiza fight, and another claiming the singer was “persistent” in trying to maintain contact with the model after they met.
Both reports may be solid. But, they also have the air of PR being fed into the news cycle to minimize Kerr’s alleged responsibility in the Bieber-Bloom debacle. The same could be said of Kerr’s Instagram snap of herself walking hand-in-hand with Flynn – with a heart emoji, the same day news of the bust-up broke. A topless snap in a bath followed.
For the foreseeable, now that sources are coming forward, this scandal has no definite end in sight. Bieber — who has now left Ibiza — only narrowly missed round two with Bloom at a nightclub which the pair went to separately Thursday. The singer’s entourage reportedly had the actor barred from a fashion birthday party on Friday, which Justin attended, doubtless to prevent more trouble.
Whether Bieber’s alleged out-of-bed-sheets reveals were conversations or “boasts” depends on the spin. But, if true, there’s no question it’s typical of what most 18-year-old males would say in private company after an alleged sexual encounter with a supermodel.
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While Kerr and Bloom were still married, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel allegedly got very flirty with her and Bloom’s longtime pal, serial modelizer Leonardo DiCaprio. Sources told the New York Daily News that Kerr and DiCaprio were quite cozy in New York City in early December 2012 while Bloom was out of the country filming a movie. Eyewitnesses said they talked all night, with Kerr even “draping her legs over him” at one point. Kerr and DiCaprio’s camps insisted they’re just pals.
Miranda Kerr recipient of jewels from many admirers… not just Jho Low
AUSTRALIAN model Miranda Kerr, who handed over jewellery worth US$8.1 million (RM35 million) gifted by Jho Low to the US Justice Department last Friday, was a regular recipient of extravagant gifts, reports the Sydney Morning Herald today.
Kerr dated Low, or Low Taek Jho, for nearly a year after her divorce from actor Orlando Bloom in 2014.
Among Low’s presents are an 11.72 carat heart-shaped diamond valued at US$1.29 million and a US$3.8 million 8.88 carat diamond pendant.
The DoJ filed three civil suits to seize assets, including Kerr’s jewellery, amounting to US$4.5 billion allegedly bought with money siphoned off the 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
But the SMH said Kerr was also dating James Packer, the owner of the Crown Resorts casinos, after splitting with Bloom.
The Australian daily said Kerr regularly received extravagant gifts from various admirers around the world.
“She’s been showered in diamonds from wealth sheikhs in the Middle East to James Packer… a lot of men have been keen to show their affection over the years… I know of some serious pieces from Cartier one of them sent her a few years back,” a Kerr friend was quoted as saying.
Source : The Malaysian Insight
She may have spawned a brawl between two billionaires
In May 2014, Kerr was rumored to be hooking up with Australian billionaire James Packer, who was spotted in a fist fight with his own former best friend, Aussie TV honcho David Gyngell. Packer reportedly suspected that Gyngell sent a news van to idle outside his home and spy on him and Kerr—an allegation Kerr denied months later.
“They weren’t fighting over me,” Kerr told Vogue. “I won’t comment on other people’s actions and decisions…James and I are friends, but people want to make a story, the public want to put me with someone. I know the truth, I am single, and the people that are important to me know the truth and that is all.”
Though Kerr denied any involvement in the brawl, where there’s smoke, there’s usually a smokin’ hot supermodel.
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